Islamabad: The Capital Development Authority (CDA) has switched 25 tubewells in the Poona Faqiran region to an automated system in order to ensure water supply for the I-9 and I-10 sectors is not disrupted.

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The tubewell automation system at the Poona Faqiran treatment plant in Islamabad was launched on Tuesday by the authority’s chairman, Amer Ali Ahmed.In addition to enhancing water delivery, the system would save Rs30 million annually, according to the statement. In 1998, the Poona Faqiran factory was created.

The CDA chairman praised the water supply department and instructed the appropriate personnel to take efforts to install solar panels at the plant to save electricity. When contacted, Deputy Director General (Water Management) Sardar Khan Zimri stated that CDA had 176 existing tubewells and that some new ones were being erected, all of which would eventually be converted to an automated system.

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It’s worth noting that Islamabad has three major water sources: Simly Dam, Khanpur Dam, and tubewells. The CDA supplies about 65 million gallons per day (MGD) to urban areas, despite the city’s overall water demand (urban and rural) being over 220MGD.

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